It's that time of year again...football season is almost here!  If you live in the South (and I'm sure other areas of the country- ha!), you know this is a big deal.  Tailgating, football parties, and of course these will include lots of good food, especially dips.  These are a few of our favorites and for lots more head over to BooMama's for Diptacular '11


1 pound bacon
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 tomato - peeled, seeded and diced

1.Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels.
2.In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise and sour cream. Crumble bacon into the sour cream and mayonnaise mixture. Mix in tomatoes just before serving.
3.If you want to add the "l" you can use belgian endive to dip with or fritos.

Pepper Dip
24 oz container sour cream 1 can rotel tomatoes, drained
1 container garlic and herb Alouette cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups finely shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup each- finely chopped red, yellow, and green bell pepper
(If you are Tennessee fans like us you can use all orange peppers!)
1/2 finely chopped green onion
1 tsp. garlic powder
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and chill
2.  Serve with bagel chips
Crock Pot Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip
A well known recipe but worth including because what is better than a dip in a crock pot?  Plus, it has special meaning to our family because when Anna Cate was barely 3 years old, we had a football party and she took a big bit of this and said ver loudly, "This tastes like s**t!"  Lovely.  Now she loves it.
1 cup shredded mozarella cheese
8 oz. cream cheese cubed
1/4 cup shredded parmesean cheese
1 clove of garlic, minced
 14 oz can  artichokes, drained and finely chopped
1 lb. fresh spinach, finely chopped or 1 10z pkg. frozen spinach, drained and chopped
1.  Combine the ingredients in a crockpot.
2.  Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or until hot and bubbling.  Stir occasionally.
3.  Serve with tortilla chips